Pretty much since I found out I was pregnant & having a boy, I have been obsessed with having this Apollo sweater from the movie “the Shining” for him. Leave it to the ever so talented other Pipers Girl (Jeanette) to make an even better version. Isn’t it perfect!? Its pretty spooky around this time of year because of its Horror film connection. Wear it all year round and its an absolutely adorable sweater for a little one! Our knitting pattern comes in a PDF for instant download and is sized for a child 2-6. We also offer yarn kits, which are a great deal because they comes with all of the beautiful yarns we used with just the right amount & the pattern(high quality wool blends that are washable).
Click here to purchase our PDF Knitting Pattern for The Apollo Sweater
Click here to purchase our Kit for The Apollo Sweater
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I am always excited to see the new Quiltmania Special Children Magazine when it comes out each year! We especially love all things for kids and so its always a fave. This year is the 2nd year in a row that we have had one of our original designs featured in it, so its a little extra special! It has just started showing up in the U.S. stores, so look out for one, they always sell out quickly. Our quilt Sleepytime is included alongside 19 other adorable projects. I like them all, but there is a quilt called “I Spy” by Trish Harper that is my very favorite, its pictured below.
Isn’t it sweet? And below is our Sleepytime Quilt, my other favorite!
We still have some kits left, just click the link below if you would like to order one.
I have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly. I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:
Blooming Star Tutorial
When I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.
Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!
Both our Elephant & Whale Quilt are also available in single PDF patterns through the links below:
E is for Elephant PDF Pattern
W is for Whale PDF Pattern
Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!
I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.
This is s super simple tip, that will turn your quilt into a scrapbook of any kind with only a little effort. Why not turn your quilt into a record of memories. This is our O is for Owl quilt and we have been recording the milestones in my niece Piper’s life onto the flags as she creates them. We have used a permanent Pigma pen to write them down, and as she is now writing herself, she can start to record them in her own handwriting. Now, not only does she have a quilt she loves but it will be a scrapbook of sorts for milestones in the beginning of her little life. You can do this on any pattern and it really doesn’t take much time! This will work great for children, babies, anniversary gifts, weddings and much more!
This is Sleepytime! I think it is my very favorite baby quilt, EVER! And that is saying a lot! This quilt combines simple patchwork with adorable little sleepy animals that are appliqued into their beds. The border is a beautiful scallop that is also the binding as it comes around from the back. We used a beautiful Irish Linen that is included in our kits. Jeanette also hand quilted this little lovely to make it extra special. You can purchase just the pattern or a kit through the links below. So, what do you think?
** Sleepytime is also now available in a Instant Download PDF Pattern!!
Sleepytime Kit with Irish Linen and Pre-cut squares!